I've registered for the full package for the VIRTUAL 27th Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) in October 2021.
I did this last year after I realised it's by far the best way of participating and getting maximum value - even if I didn't get to any of the Meet and Mingles because they were in the middle of the night here in London! I'd much rather spend my cash on hearing from other botanical artists than on hotels and flights - and I'm not getting on any of those anyway in the near future even if I am double jabbed!!
I very much RECOMMEND you try the Conference out if you didn't register last year. It's the only way you will ever get to see so many top botanical art people in once place - in the comfort of your own home! Plus you can even wear your PJs for the teaching/talk sessions as nobody can see you!
No plane tickets, no hotel, no travel, just sit back, relax, and enjoy 4+ days of immersion in all things "botanical art" from the comfort of your own home. Connect with botanical art enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. Share your passion and be inspired by the art and artistic journeys of your fellow ASBA members as you engage in the variety of sessions being offered. ASBA| 27th Annual Meeting & Conference - Online in October
Start on the ONLINE IN OCTOBER OVERVIEW page on the ASBA website to read about everything to do with this event
In order to enjoy maximum participation you MUST be a member of ASBA.
However non-members can also participate in certain events.
PDF files are available to download which provide comprehensive details of what's on offer - and the conditions of registration.
HOW THE TIMING WORKS
Do read the Time Zone Chart (above) to see how feasible it is for you!
All the events are timed for Eastern Time (i.e. New York) - which for UK people is 5 hours earlier than in London.
So this is how it works for me:
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This year a LOT of people will be registering for the ASBA 2020 Conference for the first time because:
Last year, I attended my very first ASBA Conference in Pittsburgh - and didn't expect to be attending again this year. However a Virtual Online Conference is different!
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